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Arlington Politics: McMenamin Cites Overdevelopment Concerns

County Board independent candidate Mike McMenamin expressed support Oct. 7 for a citizens’ group that is worried about overbuilding in the Pentagon City area.

Arlington Politics: Teachers Endorse Dorsey, Cristol

Forty current and former Arlington Public School teachers this month endorsed Christian Dorsey and Katie Cristol for the Arlington County Board.

Arlington Politics: Women’s Groups Endorse Cristol

The Virginia Democratic Women's Caucus and Virginia Chapter of NOW have endorsed Katie Cristol, Democrat for the Arlington County Board.

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Future Without Fuss: A Peek Into Arlington's Development Plans

Project on N. Glebe Road provides peek into Arlington development plans.

The future is here, and it's not as controversial as expected.

School Board–Dranesville District: Pete Kurzenhauser

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School Board Candidate for Dranesville District

Preference Poll Results Announced

William G. Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt, and Gerald Zavala re-elected.

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the request of Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed three Reston residents to the nine-member Reston Community Center Board of Governors: William G. Bouie, Lisa Sechrest-Ehrhardt and Gerald Zavala.

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Stark Differences for Chairman

Anti-taxer Arthur Purves challenging incumbent Chairman Sharon Bulova.

Sharon Bulova is exactly where she wants to be.

Arlington: Gun Control Compromise

31st Senate District candidates unite behind gun control legislation, at least conceptually.

While Republicans and Democrats disagree on virtually everything, gun control still stands out above the rest as one of the more divisive issues. But in Arlington’s 31st Senate District, it’s one of the few issues that has found support from both the Democratic and Republican candidates.

Alexandria: Mayoral Showdown

Democratic candidate Allison Silberberg faces write-in challenge from Mayor William Euille.

Once a month, Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg hosts a coffee meetup where she talks informally with any members of the public who arrive.

Mount Vernon Campaign Notes: Foreman On Taxes

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Dumfries Mayor Jerry Foreman, Republican Senate candidate in the 36th District, issued a release on taxes and the state budget: “One of the main reasons I decided to run for Dumfries Town Council in 2010 was that I was tired of sitting on the sidelines while local home values plummeted, property taxes and several additional fees were raised, and the local governing body seemed determined to make Dumfries less and less competitive with our neighbors.

Mount Vernon Politics: Surovell’s Endorsements

The Virginia Professional Fire Fighters and Police Benevolent Association endorsed Scott Surovell in the 36th Senate District.

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Mount Vernon Politics: Honoring Puller

Mt Vernon Democrats gathered last month for their campaign season kick off and to honor retiring state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (center).

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Mount Vernon: MVCCA Honors Retiring Elected Officials

Recognizing 85 years of public service.

The Mount Vernon Council of Citizens Associations (MVCCA) honored retiring elected officials U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D-8), state Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller (D-36) and Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerald Hyland on Sept. 23.

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Lee District Candidates Meet at John Marshall Library

League of Women Voters hosts forum.

They may not be old enough to vote, but twin sisters Madelyn and Miranda Khoury paid as much attention to the presentations as anyone in the audience at an Oct. 5 Meet the Candidates event hosted by the League of Women Voters of Fairfax.

Alexandria: What’s in a Write-in Name?

City’s Electoral Board to determine “intent of the vote.”

Despite being dead for 10 years now, Rosa Parks is virtually uncontested on the Democratic ticket for mayor of Alexandria.